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  • Distance test for Pop ‘N’ Scotch

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 12:48 pm

    Trainer Liam Birchley admits he has gone from believing to hoping Pop ‘N’ Scotch can be a Group One two-mile horse. Pop ‘N’ Scotch gets another chance to prove he is a genuine stayer when he tackles the Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Trainer Matt […]

  • Ill Damien Oliver to miss Ballarat meeting

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 11:39 am

    Melbourne jockeys’ premiership contender Damien Oliver will not be riding at Ballarat on Wednesday due to illness. Oliver is two wins behind leader Craig Williams in the Melbourne premiership and one win behind Dwayne Dunn but relinquished his rides at the midweek metropolitan meeting on Wednesday morning. His manager Mark […]

  • Exciting kiwi stayer sold to Hong Kong

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 10:33 am

    Eagle Farm Cup winner Werther has been sold and will do his future racing in Hong Kong. Formerly trained by New Zealand horseman Andrew Campbell, Werther has been bought by Hong Kong clients of Sydney-based trainer Gary Moore in what was reportedly a seven-figure deal. Moore confirmed the three-year-old would […]

  • James Doyle rides Brazen Beau in July Cup

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 8:57 am

    James Doyle is excited to be riding Brazen Beau in the July Cup after giving the Australian colt a work-out at Newmarket. Doyle, a retained rider for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, worked Brazen Beau over four furlongs (800m) on the July Course at Newmarket on Tuesday morning. Hong Kong champion Joao […]

  • Hugh Bowman to ride in Singapore Derby

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 8:30 am

    Leading Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman will get the chance to add to his Group One tally with the ride on Fastnet Dragon in the Singapore Derby. Bowman ended the Australian Group One season as the leading rider with nine wins at the highest level. Fastnet Dragon’s owner Zhao Song was […]

  • Fawkner’s sibling to make Ballarat debut

    Australian Horse Racing July 1, 2015 8:09 am

    A half-sister to Fawkner is set to make her debut at the same track where her Caulfield Cup-winning sibling started his racing career. The Robert Smerdon-trained Fife steps out in Wednesday’s Viatek 2YO Handicap (1000m) at Ballarat with James Winks to ride. Fife, by Starcraft out of Dane Belltar, was […]

  • Medication rule to be strengthened

    Australian Horse Racing June 30, 2015 5:57 pm

    Racing officials will take another step in the battle to counteract illegal substances in horses with a revision of the rule regarding unregistered products. Trainers will be on notice that from August 1, compounded substances can only be used if prescribed by a veterinary practitioner for use on a particular […]

  • Hayes works Criterion prep into holiday

    Australian Horse Racing June 30, 2015 5:42 pm

    A pre-booked holiday to Europe will also give David Hayes the chance to check on the progress of Criterion as the horse builds up to another English start. The Hayes-trained Criterion finished fifth in the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and has stayed in the UK […]

  • King’s Officer to be on best behaviour

    Australian Horse Racing June 30, 2015 4:33 pm

    The only instruction Blake Shinn will be given when he is legged aboard King’s Officer at Warwick Farm is to keep the whip in his left hand. King’s Officer gave Tommmy Berry and racegoers some anxious moments before winning at Kembla Grange two weeks ago when he crossed in front […]

  • Lord Of The Sky after second Monash win

    Australian Horse Racing June 30, 2015 4:15 pm

    Injury cost Lord Of The Sky a start in the Stradbroke Handicap but trainer Robbie Laing says the classy sprinter is now fit and well ahead of his bid for back-to-back wins in the Sir John Monash Stakes. A year ago, Lord Of The Sky beat Le Bonsir by 4-1/2 […]